New pet collar tracks pet's health
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A new gadget can put your mind at ease about your pet’s health. PetPace recently released a collar that tracks health indicators in dogs and cats, and wirelessly sends the information to their vets.
PetPace recently released its dog and cat smart collar on the market. The collar is expected to be a game changer, as it not only keeps a record of an animal’s indicators of health, but it also comes with software than can wirelessly send that information to the animal’s veterinarian. If any anomalies are detected (such as heightened heart rate or irregular respiration) the veterinarian and owner will be notified immediately, Computer World reports.
Dr. Teresa Lightfoot conducted clinical trials of the smart collar, and gave it positive reviews. Aside from the ease-of-use, she reported that the collar transmits information in real-time. She also believes that it will undoubtedly save lives.
The smart collar tracks a number of pet health indicators including respiration, the amount of time spent in a particular position, pulse, heart rate, perceived pain, temperature, calories, and activity patterns that may be indicative of disease.
The collar comes in two versions: Professional and Home. The Professional collar is intended for veterinarians to monitor the health of multiple pet patients at once. The information of each pet is maintained wirelessly on a cloud-based program, and notifies the veterinarian when any animal shows signs congruent with disease or chronic health conditions (such as diabetes).
The home version of the collar allows owners to keep track of their pet’s health on their home computers. The information collected by the collar wirelessly transmits the data using the user’s router. If a pet exhibits a ‘red flag’ behaviour, the owner is notified immediately.
The premise behind the PetPace smart collar is to give pet owners early notification of their pet’s life-threatening health conditions. Early detection and treatment saves lives.